Okay, so since everybody already knows it, maybe it’s not new news, but I’m still super excited about it. WE ARE SOON MOVING TO A PERMANENT HOME!!!!
Heart of Worship is purchasing a church on Hwy 28E in Pineville. It is currently the Truthway Church. They are moving to a new location and we are purchasing the building. Our family gathered last night to tour the building and it is GORGEOUS! Tons and tons of room to grow. The current main worship center holds around 230 people, so we’ll have to start having two services right from the start. However, the building has room to expand and hold approx. 900. How cool is that?! The fellowship hall, baptismal area, offices, classrooms, nursery, etc. are all super nice. I’m so looking forward to this move!
For the worship/media teams, this means relief. Right now, we’re having to set up, tear down and transport equipment every single week. Not only is this time consuming, but it’s not healthy for our equipment. Once we’re in a permanent building, everything can remain in one place. This is going save so much time & effort AND it will add to the longevity of our equipment. It will also make our practices go much more smoothly and quickly. Whew!
For our church family, this will give a more stable feeling. We are all committed to our church, but I think new people are more likely to come once we’re in a permanent location. And isn’t that the ultimate goal….to reach new people for Christ? Actually, new people are coming every week even while we’ve been in a hotel. That’s been surprising to me. I don’t know why it surprises me since God has proven time and again that He can do anything. 🙂
So here’s the plan. Starting this Sunday and for the next 5 weeks, we will be at Country Inn & Suites in Pineville. Then, the first weekend in March (if everything goes well), we will be in our new permanent home on Hwy 28E. Woohoo!